This New 62-Foot Solar-Electric Catamaran Is Topped by a Luxe Skylounge

Silent’s newest fleet member will overshadow all the other 62-foot catamarans it has on the seas, quite literally.

The 62 Three-Deck, which was recently launched from the Austrian builder’s shipyard in Fano, Italy, is both taller and longer than the best-selling Silent 60 it is based on. As its moniker implies, the new multihull features a third deck instead of the standard flybridge and nearly seven feet (two meters) of extra hull length. It is the first tri-deck Silent 62 to hit the seas, but that is not the only reason the launch is significant.

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In February, German magazine Boote reported that Silent’s parent company ASAP Trading was bankrupt. As a result, the shipyard entered a restructuring phase, but it continued to build despite the difficult circumstances. The new 62-footer is the first vessel to be delivered by Silent this year.

Silent 62 3-Deck
The rooftop solar panels can generate up to 17 kWp.

“The launch of our first Silent 62 3-Deck is a proud moment as we continue to innovate and expand the Silent range,” Silent CEO Fabrizio Iarrera. “It is also proof that the brand continues to operate normally and is focused on delivering boats to clients.”

Designed and engineered by the in-house team, the tri-deck cat showcases a sleek exterior and a high-performance, wave-piercing reverse bow. As with the rest of the Silent fleet members, the newcomer can cruise the high seas silently and sans emissions for as long as you desire.

The multihull is equipped with two 340 kW e-motors, a 150 kW diesel generator, a 286 kWh lithium battery, and 42 powerful solar panels capable of generating up to 17 kWp. It can cruise at between six and eight knots or soar to a top speed of between 18 and 19 knots, according to Silent. It also has an unlimited range and can cover 100 miles per day using energy from the sun. As a result, the cat is cheaper to run than a traditional, diesel-powered monohull.

Silent 62 3-Deck
The new model seven feet longer than the best-selling Silent 60.

The all-important third deck offers 646 square feet of space, whereas the retractable flybridge spans 164 square feet. The deck can be configured as an open skylounge, a closed sky lounge, or an owner’s suite. The inaugural example features an open skylounge with a bar, a galley, and a 12-seat dining table. The cat also has aft and bow lounges and a hydraulic stern platform.

The interior is home to five generous guest cabins, one lavish owner’s suite, and a sprawling main salon of 538 square feet. The yacht can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests and is suited to family adventures with or without additional crew.

Silent says it plans to deliver the first 62 Three-Deck to its owners in a few weeks.

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